Master Sergeant Michael W. Hartel is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Director of Intelligence, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. In this role, he is responsible for supporting over 178 analysts and engineers at eight geographically separated locations in providing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) analysis, information, and support for developing and sustaining warfighting systems, focusing primarily on threat definition and assessments, geospatial information and services, and ISR Infrastructure. Additionally, Sergeant Hartel is the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 21st Intelligence Squadron, the Air Force’s sole acquisitions aligned intelligence squadron supporting 11 Program Executive Offices, Directorate budgeting for 7 divisions, SCI Security management and classified information tools for Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and numerous Wright Patterson Air Force Base Agencies.  

Prior to his current assignment, Sergeant Hartel was the Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 8th Intelligence Squadron, 692nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. He was responsible for developing, standardizing, training intelligence threat knowledge and improving adversary baseline knowledge for 330 analysts.  

Sergeant Hartel has over 17 years of intelligence operations and instructor experience, having served in a variety of assignments. He has conducted unit-level intelligence, supporting fighter operations and joint assignments in USINDOPACOM and CENTCOM and multiple Large Force exercises. Sergeant Hartel is a graduate of and former instructor at the United States Air Force Weapons School.    

2010    Airmen Leadership School, Osan AFB, South Korea 
2012    Associate’s Degree in Intelligence Analysis, Community College of the Air Force 
2014    USAFWS Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, Nellis AFB, NV 
2016    Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Sheppard AFB, TX 
2017    Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education I 
2022    Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II 
2023    Advanced Career Development Program, Goodfellow AFB, TX 

1.  Nov 2005-Jan 2006, Trainee, 312th Basic Military Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas 
2.  Jan 2006-Jul 2006, Student, 315th Student Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas 
3.  Jul 2006-Jul 2009, 3rd Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 
4.  Jul 2009-Jul 2013, 6th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AFB, South Korea 
5.  Jul 2013-Jun 2017, Instructor, 19th Weapon Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada 
6.  Jun 2017-Jun 2018, Air Force Element, J2, United States Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea 
7.  Jun 2018-Mar 2019, 392nd Intelligenc Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 
8.  Mar 2019-Jul 2021, 8th Intelligenc Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii 
9. July 2021-Present, Senior Enlisted Leader, Director of Intelligence and 21st Intelligence Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB 

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal 
Joint Service Commendation Medal 
Air and Space Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters 
Army Commendation Medal 

(Current as of May 2023)